Dog Names

Funny Dog Names: 300+ Chuckle-Worthy Ideas

Laughter is one of those things that makes life fun, along with the love of a good dog. Sometimes a pup just needs a funny name. We have over 300 options for the silliest dog naming ideas. Hopefully, one of these chuckle-makers will fit exactly right.

Danielle DeGroot

Last Updated: October 12, 2022 | 7 min read

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Naming a new pup is a big task. Owners often look for names that have sentimental meanings, remind them of a previous pet, or are inspired by a place or person that means a lot. A pet’s name should represent them and share a little bit of the owner’s personality. In some cases, this can mean owners will pick a funny dog name.

Funny names can be a real hoot and will spark endless conversations for years to come. This can be a way to give your pup a creative and unique designation. Owners enjoy the giggles that ensure when a new person hears or says their pup’s call sign, and in a silly way, a funny title makes a pup all that more endearing to new people.

Laughter is one of those things that always lightens the mood, and a cuddly sweet pup mixed in makes for a beautiful combination. Instead of the more traditional or often used ideas, try out one of these laughable suggestions to call your next puppy. Some are just silly, and others are paws-itively outrageous!

What Dogs Hear When We Call Them

Pups do not understand words and language the same way as humans do. They do not understand that words have unique and specific meanings. Canines will realize their name has a special meaning, but not exactly what it means. A dog called Rojo, for example, will never know that what he is being called means red. He will just know that when he hears it, he should come running. Depending on the breed, environment, training style, and the individual pup, some dogs will recognize more words than others.

Canine names are both a sign of affection and a necessary tool for owners to help train and manage them. Canines will associate this word with a positive reaction. A puppy will understand that when their name is called first thing in the morning, it is time to go outside to potty or have breakfast. When owners come home, they will understand that a happy tone of voice needs cuddles. A pooch may pick up that owner speaking in a very stern tone might mean something different than an optimistic, playful tone. Our pups associate words with actions and the responses they get from them.

Canines will respond to their owner’s voice differently than they will to a stranger. There is even a different response to different members of their human family. Dogs quickly pick up who their primary caregivers are. They also build unique relationships with other family members. This helps them learn that their name means something important. They will also understand that that word coming from various people and spoken in different tones also means something significant.

It is essential to associate a pup’s name with a positive feeling when teaching it to them. They will respond very well to treats and cuddles and swiftly learn that reacting gives them a positive reward. They eat up this positive feedback and attention, learning to associate that word with those good feelings.

Funny Dog Names

Funny ideas can come from all over the place. Sometimes a dog’s breed, size, or coat color will provide inspiration. Other times a favorite movie, character, or person can provide ideas. Humor is one of those things that brings people together, and that can absolutely apply to picking a dog name. We have a list of over 300 funny ideas for dog monikers.

Female

As they say, ladies first. We kick off our list with some silly naming ideas for female dogs. There is so much that goes into making a girl feel good. Every sweet girl is a princess, but sometimes a lighthearted moniker is a perfect fit. We like these goofy naming ideas for girl dogs; hopefully, you will too.

BarksyLoo Loo
BestyMargo
Bo PeepMaybe
BonnieMimi
CassieMitzi
ChardonnayMuffy
CiciMyrtle
CleoPawla
CricketPetunia
FifiSansa
Foo FooTina
La LaTootsie
LassieTrix

Male

“Here, Mac Daddy! Come on, boy! Good dog, that’s a good Mac Daddy.” Every dog owner who has ever heard another owner yell out a silly name for a male dog understands why a funny name might be appealing. There are plenty of chuckle-inducing ideas for male dogs to choose from. Some of these might be more common than others, but all of them will bring a smile to your face.

BanjoDawg
BernieDude
BiffDuff
BitFurdinand
Boo BooGizmo
BowserKong
BrosephLooney
BuckyMowgli
BuddyMr. Stash
BuffPeter Pan
ChubbsStubbs
ClydeTango
CountTuffy

Funny Character Names

Books, movies, television, and social media have given us a plethora of comical, memorable characters. Some of these laughable characters can make the perfect silly moniker for your furry friend. Naming a pup after someone that makes you laugh is a perfect way to honor the character, find a fun moniker, and connect with others who love those characters. Check out our list of naming ideas inspired by hilarious, fictional characters.

MaleFemale
BullwinkleApril Ludgate
BuzzBeesly
CartmanBlanche
Charlie BrownBridget
ChewieCher
Cookie MonsterColette
CostanzaDory
DugEdna Mode
DwightFrau
ElmoFrida
FormanHyacinth
GoofyJuno
Great GatsbyKelly
HammKimmy
HeimlichKitty
HomerLeela
MarmadukeLeslie Knope
Mr. BeanLucy
PlutoMaeve
RexMaude
RonMaxine
RowdyMidge
SchruteMiss Piggy
ScoobiePenny
ScrappyPhoebe
ShaggyPolly Gray
SwansonRaya
WazowskiRoz
Wile E. CoyoteSophia
WoodyWednesday

Funny People Names

Comedians and funny folks help us laugh, let loose, and can also be an excellent source for funny dog names. Why wouldn’t we want to christen your new pup after people who bring laughter into our lives? After all, we will have hours of fun and laughter with these pups. First and last names, and sometimes the full title all can be perfect, laugh-inspired monikers for dogs.

MaleFemale
Bill BurrAli
CarlinAmy
CarsonAubrey
FerrellBette
FoxxEliza
GaffiganJaneane
HartJoan
JonahKate
KaufmanKatherine
KevinKristin
MacMaria
MurphyMaya
NormMelissa
OswaltOhara
PattonRivers
PryorRosie
RobinSamantha
RockSnooki
RogenSnookie
SagetSykes
SandlerTiffany
SeinfeldTina Fey
SethWanda
WahlbergWhitney
WillWhoopee

Funny Food Names

People love food. People love dogs. Dogs love food. A funny, food-inspired pet moniker can be super cute and fun. These food names have both a great taste and make for some serious fun in the dog park. It may just make someone’s day to hear you calling out” French Fry” and have a fluffy, lovable ball of energy bounding over. Food-inspired canine monikers are not new, but these are some that make us giggle. Bone Appétit!

MaleFemale
AvocadoApple
BaconBaby Ruth
BagelBaclava
ButterbeansBiscotti
Captain CrunchBrie
ChalupaButter
DillCheerio
DonutCream Puff
EggsyCrema
French FryCupcake
FritoDelicious
GravyÉclair
Hush PuppyFluffernutter
MeatballFruit Loops
NachoMargarine
OmeletMatcha
PickleMuffin Top
Pork ChopOlive
PringlePastry
PupsiclePop Tart
SankaSkittles
SchnitzelSugar
SushiTart
TacoTasty Cake
Tater TotTwinkie
TunaWaffles

Big Dog Names

Funny call signs for big dogs can be a real hoot. Naming a giant Great Dane something like “Pinky” is just a silly way to have a little fun. Some names portray just how big a dog is, which can also have a little bit of silliness. We like these silly big dog name ideas and hope you do too.

MaleFemale
BeethovenBaby
Big RedBig Bertha
BrunoDomino
GrootGamora
HobbitIsadora
HoochKitty
MagnumMini
SmallsMouse
ThorMoxie
TiberiusPandora
TinyPeanut
TotoSpanx
WileySweetie
ZeusTinkerbell
ZiggyToots

Small Dog Names

Small breeds are tiny in size but usually big in personality. Giving these tiny tykes a mega moniker is the perfect way to bring in a little humor. Everyone laughs good-naturedly when a tiny Chihuahua is named Bruiser. Whether it is giving a small dog a considerably large designation or just picking a silly call sign, funny names can be a huge hit.

MaleFemale
BentleyButton
BigfootChica
BrutusChickee
Chick PeeFang
ChunkLilith
ColossusNugget
FergusOlga
GoliathPantha
JuggernautPeaches
MaximusSheba
Pee WeeStormy
PudgeSunny
TitanVixen

Totally Wacky Names

Sometimes we meet a pooch with a ridiculous moniker. These often can be puns modeled after a famous person’s name, a play on words, or simply something silly owners made up. These totally wacky ideas might just be perfect for your sweet, silly pup. At the very least, they may give you a well-needed chuckle. We think these hilarious names are barking up the right tree!

MaleFemale
Atomic PupAnnabelle
Bark VaderBabushka
Barker PoseyBaby Boo Boo
BeowoofBella Donna
Charles BarkeyFancy Pants
DiabloFleasy
DiblertHelen O’Barkin
Doggie HouserJersey Girl
Doggie SmallsJudge Judy
DumbledogMary Puppins
FergusMedusa
FrankensteinMiss Barks-A-Lot
GiantsbaneMiss Fanny
Grouchy BarksMiss Mutt
Harry TrotterMiss Paws
Jabba the MuttMouse
Jimmy ChewMuttsy
King KongPoochie
Little Bow WowPrincess Paws
McGruffPuppy Soft Paws
McLovinQueen Canine
Mister MiagiQueen Chewy
Pup Doggy DogSasha Fierce
Ricky BobbyThe Baroness
Sir Toots A LotToodles
SuessUrsula
The BeastVera Fang
The HulksterVirginia Woof
William Shakesr-furWinnie the Poodle
WingoXena the Warrior Pup

Dog Naming Tips

Small Pomeranian sitting and yawning in tiger costume
Finding the right moniker for a new puppy can be a stressful job because owners can feel a lot of pressure.

There are measures owners can take to make things less stressful. Names can be anything an owner wants, but there are a few tips and recommendations to keep in mind. Funny names are great, but offensive and inappropriate ones are not.

  • Always stay appropriate and classy. Owners will need to call out a dog’s name at the park. Vets, dog walkers, and groomers will need to use it as well. Never call a canine anything considered offensive or that will embarrass them or anyone around them. Any funny moniker should be researched to make sure it cannot be taken the wrong way.
  • Names that start with hard consonants are easier for dogs to understand. B, D, K, P, R, T, and Z are good examples. Quieter letter sounds like F and S are more difficult for dogs to hear and pick up on.
  • Always stick to one or two-syllable words. Canines respond far better to shorter words. They simply will not understand a title that is too long. Though it would be fun to call your sweet baby Maisy the Marvelous Dame of Puppydom, she will have no idea what it means. One and two-syllable words work the best.
  • Do not pick words and sounds that can be confused with commands. Some examples are ‘Sit” and “Kit,” or “Bo” and “No.”
  • Avoid words that sound like other pet or family names. This will simply complicate things for everyone and create confusion.
  • Pick out a few ideas and make a list of possible nicknames. Pets sometimes get called by a nickname more than their given title, so it is good practice to try a few variations out prior to making a final pick.
  • Remember, it is perfectly acceptable to take some time to pick a pet name. Try a few on for size and see how they fit your new pup. Do not stress if a perfect one does not happen right away. These things mean more to us humans than they do to canines. It is also acceptable to change your mind if a choice does not seem to work out. This is not the same as changing an older dog’s name. This is a more challenging process and is not really recommended.
  • Make sure to give pups a reward of treats and cuddles when they respond to their name during the learning process. This will inspire them to come back and see you the next time they hear that special word called out.
  • Do not stress or panic if an idea does not work. These things take time, and eventually, the right name will find its way to your pup. Remember to have fun and enjoy this special time with your sweet fur baby.

Final Thoughts

A dog’s name is an important part of who they are. It represents them and is a lifelong connection to their human family members. This word will be the primary way owners and dogs communicate throughout a dog’s life. Finding the best name can happen quickly, or it may be a long process. Both routes to the perfect pet moniker are normal. Owners should feel comfortable with both. It is important to remember this and to feel comfortable changing things if a specific moniker does not work. Funny names are a wonderful way to have some fun, but always stay respectful and never pick something that is offensive or crass.

A pet’s name should come from a place of love and admiration from owners. It is exciting to get creative and have a little fun with this process. Owners should always remain considerate to their pups. Take the time to find some fantastic ideas and even try out a few of them before making a final call. Whatever your inspiration, we have been having a ball and hope our list of funny dog name ideas has helped you on the journey of finding the best title for your new fur baby.

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